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Cynthia Beauclair and Ricardo Barros ~ Little Big Bang Studios

At the Santa Fe Art Institute (map)

Thursday, September 19, 8:30-10:00am

The Design Corps of Santa Fe hosts animators Cynthia Beauclair and Ricardo Barros of Little Big Bang Studios for a presentation at the Library at Santa Fe Art Institute on Thursday, September 19, 8:30-10:00 a.m. At this Corps Coffee — which is free and open to the public — the two will discuss how animation has moved beyond its traditional boundaries and can be used in inventive ways to meet the demands of modern communications.

Little Bang’s approach to creative problem-solving, combined with the expanding capabilities of motion graphics, shows the possibilities of seeing a traditional medium with a fresh perspective. “Motion and animation adds to the visual communication of any idea,” Cynthia says. “It helps tell a story, capture and retain the audience’s attention, and provides the opportunity to exceed the boundaries of reality, making abstract thought clear.”

Cynthia Beauclair grew up all over South America and has enjoyed an award-winning, 20-year career in the motion graphics industry, now focusing on client relations. Originally from Brazil, Ricardo Barros worked in the motion graphics industry at such leading networks as CBS, Univision, Discovery Channel, as well as for the Miami Heat. Little Big Bang Studios, specializing in motion graphics and animation, show and network branding, title sequences, corporate presentations, and event displays, was founded in Miami in 2011 and relocated to Santa Fe in 2016.

The Corps Coffee begins at 8:30 with coffee, pastries, and time to meet other attendees. At 9:00, Cynthia and Ricardo will give a 30-minute presentation, followed by a question-and-answer and further discussion. Santa Fe Art Institute is located at 1600 St. Michaels Drive #31 in Santa Fe on the Midtown Campus.

Held the second Thursday morning of every month, Corps Coffee is an informal event that aims to inspire and foster collaboration by bringing a range of local professionals together. Upcoming Corps Coffees include: SFAI Executive Director Jamie Blosser on August 8; animators Cynthia Beauclair and Ricardo Barros on September 14; and creative mentor Peleg Top on October 10.